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Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-016-FA

Other ID: AST 96-1

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To conduct a 100-kHz sidescan sonar survey of Roanoke Point, New York, and Falkner Island and Long Sand Shoal, Connecticut, to determine textural distributions of surficial sediments, to relate distribution to active sedimentary processes and to delineate habitats and relate them to benthic communities; and to provide reconnaissance sidescan sonar data in areas not previously covered.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1996-06-11

End Date: 1996-06-17

Equipment Used: DGPS, Boomer, Single channel hydrophone, SIS1000 Sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived: Habitat maps; Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sidescan Sonar: 299 km, 60 lines; Chirp sub-bottom echo sounder: 299 km, 60 lines.

Staff: Kenneth E. Parolski, Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Staff:
M. Persaud - Geologist
NY Dept. Natural Resources

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Lawrence Poppe - Ch. Sci., Marine Geologist; Kenneth Parolski - Physical Scientist.
Project = Detailed Sea Floor Surveys of Critical Habitats, Detailed Sea Floor Surveys of Critical Habitats


central Long Island Sound, Roanoke Point, New York, Falkner Island, Long Sand Shoal, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.25 South: 40.95 West: -72.75 East: -71.65


photo of Asterias


Poppe, L.J., and Polloni, Chris, eds., 1998, Long Island Sound environmental studies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-502, CD-ROM, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
1996-016-FA-LN-001 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV DGPS, NAV DGPS RP L9-18, NAV DGPS RP L9-25, NAV DGPS FI L1A-24A, NAV DGPS FI L25A-33A, NAV DGPS LSS, NAV DGPS LSS, )
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
1996-016-FA-SO-001 ( Digital tape(s) of SSS L1-8, SSS L9-18, SSS L19-25, SSS L1A-24A, SSS L25A-33A, SSS L1-2B, )
Boomer --- Boomer
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler

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